MARKETNG 7024 - Developing Global Markets (M)

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 2 - 2021

The course will analyse both external and internal factors which are likely to influence companies when developing international markets. During this course, the student will gain deep insights into the pressures created by the international economic, political, legal, cultural, demographic, competitive and distribution factors. This course will enable students to refine their deep analytical skills towards marketplace and demand trends and anticipate issues likely to affect companies. Theories and concepts will cover expansion into international markets, political, legal and economic risk analysis, consideration of factors such as culture, geography, logistics and emerging markets. Students will be asked to analyse whether the marketing mix needs adaptation for an international market. The conceptual material developed during this course will be implemented through analysis of current companies and events and a major project. Contemporary issues facing companies in the modern world will be explored.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MARKETNG 7024
    Course Developing Global Markets (M)
    Coordinating Unit Marketing
    Term Trimester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 36 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge MARKETNG 7104
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Nathan Gray

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1. Apply a comprehensive understanding of international marketing theories and concepts with insight to trends and future issues;
    2. Undertake indepth strategic business analysis in order to develop appropriate international marketing objectives and strategies which are realistic in the modern world;
    3. Identify, analyse, and evaluate data, information, and evidence from multiple and diverse sources related to international business opportunities and threats and anticipate likely external factors;
    4. Produce a logical and professional Strategy Report including a realistic implementation plan which includes high-level critical analysis with an understanding of cultural context.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    CLO2, CLO3, CLO4
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    CLO1, CLO2, CLO4
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    An older text will be used as a guide for theory and core concepts. 

    As global markets change constantly, even a recent book can get outdated quickly as far as country analysis. This course aims to offer news articles, events and information which will be current to supplement your learning. 

    A recommended text will be advised. 

    Recommended Resources
    Students undertaking this course must submit all written individual assignments and group reports to TurnItIn through the MyUni Developing Global Markets’ homepage. TurnItIn is a plagiarism prevention service that detects text that is copied from other sources and may not be referenced or acknowledged appropriately.

    Throughout the course I encourage you to use a variety of journal articles. In addition, there are many textbooks available from the Barr Smith Library which also provide relevant and useful knowledge on international marketing theories and concepts.

    Also view sites such as business councils and groups, government sites for country information, marketing journals, websites and reports of world forums and economic groups, trade bloc sites and quality research company reports or releases. Below are a few suitable books as well.

    Beamer, Linda, and Varner Iris (2008). Intercultural Communication in the Global Workplace, 4th Ed., McGraw-Hill Irwin: New York.

    Czinkota, Michael, Ronkainen Ilkka, Sutton-Brady Catherine, and Beal Tim (2008). International Marketing, Asia Pacific Ed., Thomson Learning Australia: South Melbourne, VIC.

    Fletcher, Richard, and Crawford Heather (2017). International Marketing: An Asia Pacific Perspective, 7th Ed., Pearson Education Australia: Frenchs Forest, NSW.

    Kotabe, Masaaki, Marshall Al, Ang Swee Hoon, Griffiths Kathleen, Voola Ranjit, Roberts Robin, Helsen Kristiaan  (2014). International marketing 4th Asia Pacific Edition,  John Wiley & Sons Australia: Milton, Australia.

    Business Planet: Thisis a World Bank supported website
    CIA Facts
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    E-Clips at Cornell University Department of Applied Economics and Management -
    Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Michigan State University:
    There are also library resource guides for students in the Business School


    Online Learning

    Additional course-related material is available through MyUni ( ). Students are also expected to read all course-related announcements posted on the course website. If you fail to do this, you may miss out on important information. Please ensure you read email notifications and course notifications.

    Depending on enrollments either a one-room seminar style will be offered or if numbers are large, a lecture and subsequent tutorials. 

     It is important to attend early classes as this is when groups are formed. 

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Students should be prepared to be actively involved in discussion with other class members and to participate actively during lecture/seminars. 

    Topics and course arrangements in 2020 TBC

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The University expects full time students to commit approximately 9 hours for a three-unit course or 13 hours for a four-unit course for private study outside your regular classes. 
    Learning Activities Summary

    CEO Briefing - individual - 20%  CLO1, CLO2, CLO3 

    Strategy Presentation with Script 10%  CLO1, CLO2, CLO3 

    Strategy Report 20% CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4 

    Exam - individual - 50% CLO1, CLO3
    Specific Course Requirements
    Assumed knowledge for Marketng 7104
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Workshop Participation Individual 10%  CLO1, CLO2, CLO3
    Workshop Discussion Questions Individual 10%  CLO1, CLO2, CLO3
    Strategy Report Group 30% CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4
    Exam Individual 50% CLO1, CLO2, CLO3
    Total 100%
    Assessment Detail
    The course has a Group Presentation and Script. Depending on numbers, the presentation slides and script may only be assessed, or if there are small numbers, in class presentations will be part of assessment. 

    The course has a Group Strategy Report. 
    There is a CEO briefing. 
    There is an exam.
    All material is submitted via the university MyUni site with Turn It In software.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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